ATP Tour

Verdasco falls to teenager

2015-04-21 17:39
Fernando Verdasco (AFP)

Barcelona - Russian teen Andrey Rublev has advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open by beating former champion Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old Rublev, who entered as a qualifier ranked 329th, broke the Spaniard three times while saving five break chances. Rublev will next face 13th-seeded Fabio Fognini.

Also, Victor Estrella beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 7-6 (3) and will play Marin Cilic in the second round, while seventh-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the third round after beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-4.

Results from the ATP Barcelona Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

Second round
Kei Nishikori (JPN x1) bt Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 6-3, 6-4
Roberto Bautista (ESP x7) bt Thomaz Belluci (BRA) 6-3, 6-4
Tommmy Robredo (ESP x9) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-3, 6-2

First round
Joao Sousa (POR) bt Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Vctor Estrella (DOM) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)
Albert Montanes (ESP) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Marsel Ilhan (TUR) bt James Ward (GBR) 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-1
Andrey Rublev (RUS) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3
Juan Monaco (ARG) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 7-5, 6-1


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